Get ready, folks (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images).
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2012-13 Pledge Season " The Production Line - TP:60
Get your pledges in now! I already pledged $1 for every Brendan Smith point.
Bowman to coach one of Wings’ Alumni teams at Winter Classic; announcement should come Thursday | Red Wings Front
The greatest coach that ever lived is stepping behind the bench once again.
KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Details of Red Wings’ public sale of Winter Classic tickets slowly emerging
If you're able to get tickets to the Winter Classic, Graham, JJ and I will be more than happy to accept any beers our readers are willing to buy for us.
Ex-Red Wing Darren McCarty drops personal protection order against former friends | Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
McCarty and his wife Sheryl McCarty sought the orders in June, saying the former friends were threatening Darren McCarty because he would no longer party with them.
Former Red Wings farmhand Fabian Brunnstrom signs three-year deal with Swedish club | MLive.com
It was nice knowing you, Brunnstrom. Good luck in Sweden.
The Feathered Wheel: Are The Ingenious Abilities Of Ken Holland Diminishing?
We've got a new Red Wings blogger on the interwebs. Everyone give Matt's first post a read and let him know what you think.
Around the NHL
Rick Nash Trade: Rick Nash Excited To Be A New York Ranger - Blueshirt Banter
Nash dropped by New York yesterday to meet with the Rangers' media.
Weber: "This is a place I can see myself for the rest of my career." | ProHockeyTalk
I hope so...you did sign a 14-year contract.
Intro To Advanced Hockey Statistics - Fenwick - Pension Plan Puppets
I've started to become extremely curious about advanced statistics. The guys at PPP are starting a series where they'll lay the basic framework for how to understand these stats. Think of it as increased ammo for when the Wings play the Wild - Graham
Per Kings Twitter Account: MMA is Not a Real Sport - Anaheim Calling
The Los Angeles Kings twitter account finally sticks its skate in its mouth by referring to MMA as not 'a real sport'. Oh, did we mention that the UFC is coming to Staples Center, home to the Kings? That silence you hear is Mr. Anschutz not laughing.
Frank Parlato hates babies - Battle of California
So the editor of Lenny Palumbo's shitty newspaper responded to last week's criticism of him by standing up for his writer's right to bully in the face of bullying. Then he went on some stupid tangent about what he personally believes in homosexuality like any of us give a shit. Megalodon gives him the treatment he deserves.
Let's Go Red Wings.